Dental News

Maine therapist bill signed in April

Augusta, Me.—Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation April 28 to create a license for mid-level dental hygiene therapists and vetoed bills to establish a separate dental hygiene board and restructure the dental board.     

By |April 30th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

AADB, DANB launch state dental practice act database

To help make locating a state’s dental practice act and dental board administrative rules and regulations easier, the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. and the American Association of Dental Boards launched a new database for AADB members and state regulators.    

By |April 28th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

AAE introduces root canal safety Web page

The American Association of Endodontists launched a new Web page that provides information about root canal safety and that debunks myths.    

By |April 28th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

ADA Foundation reminds dentists of Emergency Disaster Assistance Grants Program

In light of the weekend tornados in the Midwest, the ADA Foundation is reminding the dental community that its Emergency Disaster Assistance Grants Program may provide a small measure of immediate financial assistance to eligible dentists who are victims of a disaster.    

By |April 28th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

ADA members campaign for Congress

Washington—Three Association member dentists are running for Congress with ADPAC support.    

By |April 28th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

ADA Standards committees announce drafts available for review and comment

Seven proposed standards in draft status are available for review and comment through June 7.    

By |April 25th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Dentists report tax identity theft

His tax return rejected multiple times by the electronic tax preparation system for a “problem” with the taxpayer identification number, Dr. Gerald Bonnington called the Internal Revenue Service.     

By |April 25th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Register for dental coding workshop in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City—There’s still time to register for an FBI-sponsored national Crime Information Dental Coding Workshop here June 7-8.     

By |April 24th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

ADA New Dentist Committee names leadership, program award recipients

A pediatric dentist in Spokane, Wash. An attending orthodontist at The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A Fantasy Football league in San Antonio. And the Illinois State Dental Society New Dentist Committee. These are the recipients to be honored this year by the ADA New Dentist Committee.    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Perio bacteria found to spur cancer growth in mouth, say researchers

Cleveland—Two bacteria prevalent in periodontal disease form small fatty acids that incite growth of deadly Kaposi’s sarcoma-related lesions and tumors in the mouth, said Case Western Reserve University researchers who discovered the potential connection.     

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|